The Magic of Little India

As Deepawali is closing in and KL is getting ready for this special vibe that we experience every year during this festival. We would like to bring our attention to one of the most popular locations around KL Sentral area: Little India. If you want to find more about one part of this Alice in Wonderland like area, just continue reading. Continue reading The Magic of Little India

Suasana Sentral – All You Need To Know

Suasana Sentral Condominium is one of the high end condominums with excellent location as it is just a few minutes of walk away from the biggest transport hub in Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral). Continue reading Suasana Sentral – All You Need To Know

Understanding Mooncake Festival

Traditionally known as Mid-Autumn festival, Mooncake festival is a Chinese harvest festival which falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. In Gregorian calendar it falls on the 4th of October for the year 2017. It happens during the full moon, and is well known for it’s lantern parade where chinese families gather (usually at the temple) and lit the lanterns after which they watch them elevate to the night sky.

Lanterns during the Mooncake (Mid-Autumn) Festival

One of the most popular temples to visit in KL during the Mooncake festival is the beautiful Thean Hou Temple  which is the biggest Chinese temple in south-east Asia.

Why Mooncake?

In Malaysia, Chinese popular tradition during the Mid-Autumn festival is to eat Mooncakes which is a famous delicacy for this time of the year. The Star recently posted a short but interesting article about the fun facts of the Mooncake festival and more information about the main reason behind preparing mooncakes during this period. Here they are:

  • The use of “mid-autumn” to describe the celebration first appeared in the Rites of Zhou, a book on bureaucracy and organisation written more than 2,000 years ago. The name “mooncake” to describe the sweet delicacy was used for the first time during the Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD).
  • There are also many tales around the origin of the festival. The most famous is about the beautiful Chang’e, who became the goddess of the moon after she took a longevity pill from a high-ranking deity. China’s lunar exploration programme is known as the Chang’e programme. The Chang’e 3, an unmanned lunar exploration mission, landed on the moon on Dec 14, 2013.
  • Today, the festival is a major holiday in China and is celebrated by Chinese communities around the world. A typical mooncake is a palm-sized pastry with an eggy treat inside. The largest mooncake ever made, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, weighs almost 2,500kg. It was prepared by culinary teams in Shanghai in 2013.

Interesting, right? Roomz.asia wishes you a happy and Blessed Mooncake Festival!

Renting a Room in Setapak? Here’s What This Area Can Offer You…

Property rental in Setapak is a relatively easy in this peaceful area on the north-eastern side of Kuala Lumpur. It includes areas such as Wangsa Maju, Taman Melati, Gombak and a part of Setiawangsa. Althought at first sight the area seems a bit isolated, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Continue reading Renting a Room in Setapak? Here’s What This Area Can Offer You…

When Is The Next Property Market Boom in Malaysia?

We have seen perhaps the worst performance in property market in 2015 – 2016 with property investors and property owners everywhere gritting their teeth through this gloomy period as they bore the brunt of the impact from the poorly performing market. However, despite this rough prediction, a few recent studies stated that more opportunities will be discovered in the future as infrastructure and various transportation facilities are undergoing serious development, mainly in more developed areas as newer properties are often located further from the city center. Continue reading When Is The Next Property Market Boom in Malaysia?